Mallory Shelbourne

About Mallory Shelbourne

Mallory Shelbourne is a reporter for USNI News. She previously covered the Navy for Inside Defense and reported on politics for The Hill.


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USS Gerald R. Ford Needs Parts from Carrier Kennedy for Repairs; Navy Says 'Cannibalization' Won't Delay JFK Schedule

USS Gerald R. Ford Needs Parts from Carrier Kennedy for Repairs; Navy Says ‘Cannibalization’ Won’t Delay JFK Schedule

Carriers USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) and John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) at Newport News Shipbuilding on Nov. 12, 2021. USNI News Photo

The Navy is taking parts from an aircraft carrier currently under construction and placing them on USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) so the lead ship is ready to deploy next year, USNI News has learned. Read More

Navy Deployed USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams Near Major African Drug Trafficking Routes

Navy Deployed USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams Near Major African Drug Trafficking Routes

A pilot boat pulls alongside the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams (ESB-4) to help the ship navigate the port in Victoria, Seychelles on Oct. 29, 2021. US Navy Photo

The Navy is taking its sole ship assigned to U.S. Africa Command to places the service hasn’t been in almost a decade – including a key chokepoint that’s become a major opioid drug trafficking route.
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Joint Chiefs Vice Chair Hyten Concerned About Potential Gap in Position When He Leaves Next Month

Joint Chiefs Vice Chair Hyten Concerned About Potential Gap in Position When He Leaves Next Month

U.S. Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, 11th Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to Department of Defense staff members during a memorial observance in honor of those who were lost during 9/11 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., on Sept. 10, 2021. US Army Photo

The outgoing vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is concerned ongoing work on electronic warfare could stall if there’s a gap between his November retirement and a successor assuming the number-two position in the Pentagon. Read More